FreeBSD Project Expands Infrastructure

The FreeBSD Foundation will host its East Coast infrastructure with NYI at the company's new 999 Frontier Road data center in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The FreeBSD Foundation will host its East Coast infrastructure with NYI at the company's 999 Frontier Road data center in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The East coast mirror will provide enterprise-grade redundancy and reliability for the open source software project, which maintains the FreeBSD  Unix distribution.

The additional infrastructure will also reduce latency during heavy download times, distribute load between the two coasts, and allow for up-to-date backups of all project data.

"Having a well-connected, secondary site with NYI's amenities to host FreeBSD project infrastructure means that we can move services between sites when doing scheduled maintenance to improve reliability for FreeBSD developers and users," said Simon Nielsen of the FreeBSD.org administrative team. "The new site also enables us to expand significantly the available hardware for FreeBSD package building, allowing the FreeBSD ports team to perform QA test builds and quickly produce binary FreeBSD packages for end-users."

"We are long-time open-source advocates," said Phillip Koblence, VP Operations of NYI. "The FreeBSD Foundation in particular represents everything that got us into technology in the first place. With this deployment, we take our commitment to a new level in the hope that what we are doing lays the foundation for next-generation data centers built around FreeBSD. As many people in the community know, NYI's 999 Frontier Road facility features many of the Project's efforts, as everything from PDUs to the servers run FreeBSD."

New York Internet provides colo services to many financial firms, and makes regular appearances on Netcraft’s rankings of the most reliable hosting providers. The company operates a Manhattan data center in addition to the 40,000 square foot facility in Bridgewater.

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